University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2019: Australia SPTM/HSBM

Program Dates January 03, 2019 - February 05, 2019 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview Are you Interested in studying international sport & tourism (SPTM/HOSP 318) and sport event management (SPTM/HOSP 418) in the land down under? Australia is a country known for its unique history, culture, and beautiful, iconic landmarks and exotic animals! Join me for an adventure like no other in the land down under!

The majority of our classroom work will be completed in Melbourne and Tasmania. We examine adventure and recreational sport tourism in the mountains of Tasmania. In Melbourne, we will visit local sport organizations to learn about Australian sport and how sport events are capitalized on to draw tourists to the country and city. Students will also learn about the history of the indigenous people and their beautiful influence on the country.

Academic excursions will include the Olympic sites for the 1956 Melbourne Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games as well as the 2019 Australian Open, the famous Melbourne Cricket Grounds, Sport Victoria, Philip Island Grand Prix, among others. We will also explore sport organizations unique to Australia, like the Australian Football League. Further, students will have the opportunity to meet with tourism leaders. Students will also have the opportunity to better understand the Australian culture by aboriginal led visits in addition to tours of iconic sites like Philip Island and the Great Ocean Road in Melbourne...and don't forget about the koala, kangaroos, and wallabies! We'll see the fun animals of Australia, too!

To prepare for your experience, you will participate in four organizational meetings before departure.

The Program Fee includes housing in 3-star apartments or hotels, academic and cultural excursions, visits to several sport and tourism organizations, breakfast in most locations, approx. one group dinner or lunch weekly and international medical insurance. Students will be responsible for all other meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Australia. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

Students should budget an estimated $20 to cover the cost of their ETA-Visa to enter Australia.
Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure). All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
SPTM 318: International Sport Event & Tourism (3 credits)
SPTM 418: Sport Event & Facility Management (3 credits)
UNIV 370-191: Study Abroad - Australia SPTM/HSBM (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,295.00$6,165.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,050.00$5,050.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,375.00$11,245.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,000.00$2,000.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Brianna Newland
Faculty Director
Sports Management
211 Raub Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2018

Interest Meetings:
02/20/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Raub Hall Conference Room
02/22/2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Raub Hall Conference Room
02/27/2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Raub Hall Conference Room
03/01/2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Raub Hall Conference Room

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.